Luristan Standard with Two Felines

Culture: Iran/Luristan
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6186
Provenance: Swiss private collection Jean Olivier, with a copy of the handwritten expertise by A.M. Kevorkian, Paris from the 1970s or 1980s.
Condition: One neck reattached.
Description: Bronze standard with a separated worked inner tube where once a wood handle was plugged in. The outer tube is on top and at the bottom embraced by two felines, which are standing on their hind legs facing each other. The symmetrical figures have their mouths with long fangs wide open, the long tongues hanging out of their throats. The neck of the animals is rounded, a thick mane reaching from the neck to the head. The straight falling tail is circularly curled at the bottom. A very rare type of a Luristan standard. Mounted.